It’s no secret that winter can get pretty dreary. After the fresh snow has melted, temperatures venture well beyond freezing, and the holidays have passed, it seems that most are just waiting for winter to end. And with temperatures outside nearing freezing, many choose staying in instead of venturing out and about. Since you’ll likely be spending more time indoors this winter, here are a few interior design tips to brighten up your space and cure those winter blues.
Invest in houseplants that last the winter.
Unfortunately, some of your plants that enjoy the sunny weather and warm temperatures may have a more sullen appearance now, or may have withered altogether. To combat this, invest in plants that are more self-sustainable and last year-round, like succulents, cacti, or snake plants. This will provide some valuable greenery to the space, as the inclusion of living elements always brightens up a space. The inclusion of air-cleaning plants also provides a subtle freshness to your home and better quality of living conditions.
Move things around.
A cost-effective way to bring a new feel to your apartment interior design is quite simply to rearrange your furniture and decor so that you can experience it in a new way. And with all that extra time indoors, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spend some time reassessing the layout of your home and how your furniture best fits within in. The arrangement of your home lends itself to how you move around in it, how you perceive it, and how comfortable it is, so take the time to see if you can better optimize the way you live in it, or simply rearrange your furniture in a more interesting way. Furthermore, swapping decor from different rooms can bring a fresh perspective to old pieces, allow you to rework color palettes, and change up the style of a room.
Refresh your pillows.
Pillows can have an impactful visual effect, but also play a significant role in your comfort. Think about investing in new pillows for not only your living room, but your bedroom as well. Where you lay your head at night is important, and old, tired pillows may not be providing you with the best sleep or most comfort. The same goes for a living room pillow that has clearly exceeded its lifetime value. Accent pillows can be an excellent addition to your sofa or bed, providing an intriguing new visual to attract the eye and add some new color to the area.
Why wait for spring? Do your spring cleaning mid-winter so that you can start fresh by the time all the snow melts. It’s difficult to gauge just how much we’ve accumulated until we take the time to really go through it all. Go through all your belongings, tossing or donating anything that no longer serves you or your home, and revel in just how much more spacious and clean your home will feel afterwards.